British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

by Robert Page, Richard Silburn


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ISBN-13: 9780333677711
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/31/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ROBERT M. PAGE is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Leicester. His books include Stigma and Altruism and the British Welfare State, and Modern Thinkers on Welfare, which he co-edited with Vic George.

RICHARD L. SILBURN worked for many years as a university teacher and researcher. He is now a freelance scholar and research consultant. He has written extensively on issues of poverty and social security.

Table of Contents

Tables.- Acknowledgements.- Contributors.- Introduction; R.L.Silburn.- PART ONE: THE CENTURY SURVEYOR.- The Twentieth Century: An Overview; J.Stewart.- Paying for Welfare in the Twentieth Century; J.Tomlinson.- PART TWO: POLITICAL IDEAS.- Neoclassicism, The New Right and British Social Welfare; N.Barry.- New Liberalism and the Middle Way, R.Pinker.- Democratic Socialism and Social Policy; M.Sullivan.- PART THREE: WELFARE AND THE STATE.- Education; M.Sanderson.- Health; H.Jones.- Employment, Unemployment and the Labour Market; S.Glynn.- Poverty and Social Security; P.Alcock.- Housing; N.Ginsburg.- PART FOUR: WELFARE OUTSIDE THE STATE.- Voluntary and Informal Welfare; J.Lewis.- Commercial and Occupational Welfare; M.May & E.Brunsdon.- PART FIVE: THE FUTURE.- The Prospects for Social Welfare at the Millennium; R.Page.- Bibliography.- Index.

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